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Scougale Placer

The Scougale Placer is a gold mine located in Whatcom county, Washington.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Scougale Placer  

State:  Washington

County:  Whatcom


Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 48.73, -121.02220

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Scougale Placer MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Scougale Placer
Secondary: Scougale


Primary: Gold


State: Washington
County: Whatcom
District: Slate Creek District

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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N


General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Northern Cascade Mountains

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Comment (Location): DEPOSIT IS REPORTED IN SEC. 36, T. 38 N., R. 13 E., AND IN SEC. 31, T. 38 N., R. 14 E., AND IS NOW MOST LIKELY UNDER WATER OF ROSS LAKE.


Reference (Deposit): P. 123.

Reference (Deposit): WA. DIV. MINES AND GEOL. BULLETIN 57, 1969, TABLE 23,

Reference (Deposit): P. 193.

Reference (Deposit): WA. DIV. MINES AND GEOL. BULLETIN 37, 1956, PART II, VOL. 1,

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